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Norton removal. Windows 10

Discussion in 'Software' started by pistonbroke1957, 25 Aug 2019.

  1. pistonbroke1957

    pistonbroke1957

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    Can anyone one help with the above ? I go through the removal procedure and end up with a screen saying 'preparing to uninstall please wait ' 45 minutes later I'm still waiting. ! Is this normal. ?
     
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    Go onto the Norton site and download their removal tool.
    It takes a bit of searching but it is there I have used it a couple of times and it works.
     
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    Windows 10 comes with really good Antivirus built in. There's no need for normal users to pay for Antivirus.

    Also +1 for the Norton removal tool.
     
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  5. JBR

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    I wouldn't touch Norton with a barge pole, and you can see why now.
     
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    Unplug the PC, take it and throw it out of the window.
    Never look at it again.

    There, solved. :)
    Norton is the devils spawn - horrible.
     
  7. empip

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    Ah but, I recall, from the 1980's - Peter Norton's Utilities (made him a wealthy man) and a competitor PCTools delux from Central Point Software Inc.
    These MS-DOS file managers and utility softwares made MS Dos a nicer place to be - for some of us.
    Bloated and transformed nowadays - owned by Symantec.

    PC Magazine Oct. 1986
    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id...HV9DAVkQ6AEINTAC#v=onepage&q=PC Tools&f=false
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    To be fair norton worked ok for me but I kept having trouble with the three computer package, one would suddenly tell me it had expired and I would spend an hour on line with norton to fix it! It was very power hungry in the past but did improve.
     
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    Norton may well have improved but in the past I have encountered PCs that wouldn't even boot because Norton was having a fight with itself.
     
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    Yes years ago I had pc where I had to turn off norton to run a defrag!
     
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    I once found a computer where there were two AVs fighting over a single file. Somehow they got stuck in a loop copying the same 5kb file from each quarantine folder to their own.

    I think one of them was Norton.

    I've also seen a bad install of Symantec take out a large companies intranet at 11am every week for two months before someone looked in the right place. That was admin error though, not Symantec's fault really.
     
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